This week, check out an amazing story about how doctors sequenced a newborn’s genome in 10 days to guide treatment for a life-threatening heart condition called long QT syndrome. Then, learn about the accomplishments of research teams from around the globe working together to unravel the genetic underpinnings of this condition. Read about the technological breakthrough called CRISPR that has scientists excited about possibilities for using genome editing to cure disease and find out how researchers at Harvard Medical School are analyzing ancient DNA to learn about early human history.
Genetics in a heartbeat
By Moheb Costandi, Nature Middle East
July 1, 2014
When ten days = a lifetime: Rapid whole-genome sequencing helps critically ill newborn
By Krista Conger, Stanford Medicine SCOPE
June 30, 2014
A CRISPR Way To Fix Faulty Genes
By Joe Palca, NPR
June 26, 2014
By Katherine Xue, Harvard Magazine
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